Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for April 8th:
17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators (1913)


Joint Resolution proposing 17th amendment, 1913

Joint Resolution proposing 17th amendment, 1913 (ARC ID 1408966); Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-; General Records of the U.S. Government; Record Group 11, National Archives.

Passed by Congress May 13, 1912, and ratified April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Prior to its passage, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.
Read more at Our Documents...
Share, comment and suggest new documents at the Today's Document Tumblr Blog Tumblr blog

 

Get the Today's Document RSS Feed  Subscribe   |  About RSS 

Yesterday's document: April 7th
Peary's Sledge Party at the North Pole

Tomorrow's document: April 9th
The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia

PDF files require the free Adobe Reader.
More information on Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our Accessibility page.

Today’s Document from the National Archives >

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

.